What a busy month, I have been amazed at how much stitching I have done. 17 items stitched and just five not finished, one of which I hope to finish today. The other four will not be fully finished until the end of the year because they are the weeks of my Temperature SAL.
I'm using Jardin Prive's design but only the flower. As you know I try not to stitch anything that does not have a purpose and much as I loved the JP design I did not want to stitch a full design to be framed. I do need some more cake bands as I only really have the snowmen for our Christmas cake and one other that is a bit too small to use.
So I'm doing two bands: winter will be January - March and October - December, my summer band will be April - September. I'm stitching every Sunday for the previous week - my days sit so they follow on continuously, an idea Jardin Prive suggested. Here's how it works:
Sun Mon Sun Mon
Sat Tue Fri Sat Tue Fri
Wed Thu Wed Thu
These are the DMC co.ours I'm using for each temperature:
Below -9 = white
-8 to -4 = 3747
-3 to 1 = 794
2 to 6 = 3807
7 to 11 = 3835
12 to 16 = 326
17 to 21 = 3833
22 to 26 = 722
27 to 31 = 725
Above 32 = 3823
I decided to offset my temperature blocks as when I did it before it seemed to always fall in the same block, they are still 5 degrees and it's probably psychological. If we have any snow I will add a bit of silver to that petal.
This year my blog posts will mainly be for featured ideas, I like being organised and after such disruption in many ways over recent times it's nice to be back on track. Here's my blogging plans:
Topsy Turvy SAL (1st)
Finished Objects (10th) hosted by Rachel
Gifted Gorgeousness (15th) hosted by Jo
Topsy Turvy SAL reveal (20th)
Smalls SAL (last Friday of the month) hosted by Mary
Monthly roundup (last day of the month)
After many years of struggling with my previous sewing machine I decided to buy a new one. Another Janome but as I only do basic stitching I bought a reasonably priced one. I bought it online from Hobbycraft as it was cheaper than instore and came with a free box of goodies. I've used it on three projects already and love it.